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December
 
December 27, 2023 Recreational bottomfish change for 2024; anglers reminded cabezon harvest begins July 1.
December 22, 2023 ODFW seeks comment on a fish passage waiver request in Tillamook County – deadline Jan. 15
December 20, 2023 Cape Foulweather to Cape Falcon opens Dec. 31 to commercial Dungeness crab fishing
December 20, 2023 Commercial Fisheries Permit Board meets Dec 27
December 19, 2023 Wild spring Chinook harvest prohibited on North and mainstem Umpqua
December 18, 2023 The turtle you gave as a gift might have been illegally trafficked
December 15, 2023 Commission continues suspension of recreational abalone fishery
December 15, 2023 Commission gives direction on Wolf Plan
December 11, 2023 ODFW seeks a representative for the Coos, Coquille and Tenmile position on the Salmon and Trout Advisory Committee
December 7, 2023 Commission meets Dec. 14-15 in McMinnville to review Wolf Plan
December 7, 2023 Rewards available for helping Troopers ID suspects in poaching cases
December 5, 2023 Commercial Dungeness crab season begins Dec. 16 from Cape Foulweather to California border
December 5, 2023 OHRC Board to meet in Corvallis on Dec. 12
December 1, 2023 Razor clamming open from WA border to Cape Blanco
December 1, 2023 Gift the outdoors: 2024 opportunities to get outside and support conservation on sale now
December 1, 2023 ODFW's Oregon Conservation and Recreation Advisory Committee meets online Dec. 4
 
November
 
November 28, 2023 Junction City Pond and Archery Park to close for improvements beginning Dec. 11
November 21, 2023 West Mayer State Park near The Dalles to close for park improvements from Nov. 27 through next spring
November 17, 2023 Low meat yield means commercial Dungeness crab season delayed
November 15, 2023 Free fishing days in Oregon Friday and Saturday after Thanksgiving, Nov. 24-25
November 14, 2023 Minam River Wildlife Area acquisition complete, adding 15,573 acres in Oregon landscape-scale conservation
November 9, 2023 Winners announced for ODFW’s annual stamp art contests
November 6, 2023 ODFW's Private Forest Accord Grant Program is ready to support landowners
November 3, 2023 Jackson Travel Management Area – new map available and new landowner participation
November 3, 2023 Razor clamming closed from Cape Blanco to the California border
November 2, 2023 Increase in avian flu expected during fall migration: Do not handle sick or dead waterfowl, hunters should take precautions
November 1, 2023 Fall is power-eating season for bears – secure trash and other attractants around your home
 
October
 
October 31, 2023 Sixes River low flow angling closure lifts Nov. 1
October 31, 2023 Sturgeon retention in The Dalles, Bonneville Pools to continue three-days-a-week in 2024
October 31, 2023 Rogue-South Coast steelhead validation, wild harvest tags on sale Nov. 1
October 31, 2023 Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) check stations open Nov. 4-6;
Mandatory to stop if transporting elk or deer
October 30, 2023 ODFW's Oregon Conservation and Recreation Advisory Committee meets online Nov. 6
October 30, 2023 Drive carefully, it's peak migration time for many animals
October 27, 2023 Jackson County Deputy District Attorney named Prosecutor of the Year for second time
October 26, 2023 ODFW's Private Forest Accord Mitigation Advisory Committee will meet Nov. 1
October 24, 2023 ODFW seeks two candidates for Oregon Fish Passage Task Force
October 20, 2023 Oregon coast now open to mussel harvesting
October 19, 2023 Jackson County residents: be BearWise this fall
October 13, 2023 Oregon and Washington seek nominations for Columbia River fishing advisory groups - Deadline Nov. 3
October 12, 2023 Mule Deer Plan webinar Oct. 24 covers predation and harvest management
October 11, 2023 ODFW hosts Port Orford, Brookings public meetings on abalone conservation and management
October 10, 2023 Sign up now for upcoming waterfowl hunting workshops in La Grande, Coquille
October 10, 2023 ODFW invites the public to stamp art show on Nov. 4
October 10, 2023 ODFW Salmon and Trout Advisory Committee to meet Oct. 19 in Corvallis and online
October 9, 2023 ODFW seeks North Coast rep for Salmon and Trout Enhancement Program – Apply by Oct. 23
October 6, 2023 Bag limit increased for hatchery coho salmon in Big Creek starting Oct. 7
October 6, 2023 Recovery of damages claim for unlawful killing of wildlife filed against the Winchester Water Control District and its contractors
October 5, 2023 ODFW Fish Passage Task Force will meet in Salem October 13, 2023
October 4, 2023 Razor clamming now open on Clatsop beach
October 4, 2023 Chinook retention to remain open upstream of Bonneville Dam through the end of 2023
October 4, 2023 E-tag your fish and game correctly to avoid a citation
October 4, 2023 C2 Cattle Ranch late archery deer hunt drawing now open
October 2, 2023 ODFW seeks input on new Wildlife Corridor Action Plan – Deadline Oct. 31
 
September
 
September 29, 2023 Razor clamming remains closed on Clatsop beach
September 27, 2023 ODFW's Private Forest Accord Mitigation Advisory Committee will meet Oct. 4
September 27, 2023 Invasive quagga mussels found in Snake River increase threat to Oregon waterways;
Clean, Drain, Dry all watercraft after use
September 27, 2023 Oregon Hatchery Research Center Board is seeking new members– Apply by Oct. 30
September 23, 2023 Oregon deer and elk hunters can help prevent fatal disease outbreak; CWD check stations mandatory to stop
September 23, 2023 Oregon coastal visitors should keep away from sea lions on the beach, leash dogs
September 20, 2023 Elk River Hatchery fish released early due to Anvil Fire Level 3 evacuation
September 20, 2023 Salmon fishing open on the entire mainstem below Bonneville Dam starting Sept. 22
September 20, 2023 Commercial Fisheries Permit Board meets Sept. 29
September 19, 2023 Sept. 26 Pacific halibut and bottomfish public meeting
September 15, 2023 Commission prohibits coyote killing contests that are within their authority to regulate
September 15, 2023 Market squid advisory committee meets Sept. 25
September 14, 2023 Recreational ocean salmon in-season changes between Cape Falcon and Humbug Mt.
September 14, 2023 ODFW's Elkhorn Wildlife Area to conduct habitat enhancement; minimal impacts to recreation access
September 13, 2023 More salmon fishing days added below Bonneville
September 13, 2023 ODFW suspects Adenovirus Hemorrhagic Disease (AHD) in some mule deer in Madras
September 12, 2023 Fish Restoration and Enhancement Board meets in Tillamook Sept. 20-21
September 12, 2023 ODFW program returns nutrients from hatchery salmon back to rivers and streams
September 11, 2023 Rogue Valley wildlife forage seed giveaway Sept. 15
September 11, 2023 ODFW seeks volunteers to serve as Sport Fishing and Commercial Salmon representative on R&E Board – Apply by Oct. 2
September 8, 2023 Commission meets Sept. 14-15 in Bend to consider rules to prohibit coyote killing contests
September 7, 2023 Chinook retention reopens at Buoy 10 on Sept. 8
September 6, 2023 ODFW's Oregon Conservation and Recreation Advisory Committee meets Sept. 11
September 6, 2023 Heritage Landing boat ramp on Deschutes River closed morning of Thursday, Sept. 7
September 6, 2023 Elk season is now jailing season for poacher; New sentencing guidelines elevate some poaching crimes from misdemeanor to felony
September 5, 2023 Fall fishing seasons announced for Snake River Basin; new permanent Coho regulations
September 1, 2023 Mussel harvesting closed from Coquille River in Bandon to the California border
 
August
 
August 31, 2023 ODFW hosts public meetings on commercial nearshore fishery
August 31, 2023 ODFW's Private Forest Accord Mitigation Advisory Committee will meet Sept. 6
August 29, 2023 OHRC Board to meet in Alsea on Sept. 12
August 29, 2023 Recreational offshore longleader gear fishery daily bag limit lowered to 10 fish beginning Sept. 5
August 28, 2023 ODFW seeks comments on fish passage exemption request in Lane County
August 28, 2023 SMURFs help scientists survey juvenile rockfish at Oregon Marine Reserves
August 25, 2023 Ocean coho fishing north of Cape Falcon shifts to non-mark selective as of Aug. 26
August 24, 2023 Salmon and steelhead could return to McKay Creek, anglers reminded of fishing closure
August 18, 2023 Wild coho fishing regulations for coastal rivers posted
August 18, 2023 Razor clamming reopens from south jetty Siuslaw River to Cape Blanco
August 17, 2023 Deschutes, Umatilla to remain open to steelhead fishing this fall; John Day, Grand Ronde, Imnaha also likely to be open
August 16, 2023 Biologists ask people not to disturb or pick up fledgling common murres on Oregon beaches
August 15, 2023 Reminder: Rager Travel Management Area dates extended Aug. 20 – Nov. 20
August 14, 2023 Commercial Fisheries Permit Board meets Aug. 22
August 14, 2023 Dr. Moritz Schmid joins Marine Reserves Program as new Ecological Team Leader
August 9, 2023 Mule Deer Plan webinar Aug. 17 at 6 p.m. covers Nutrition/Habitat and Disease
August 8, 2023 Sage-grouse permit numbers announced; Aug. 11 is application deadline
August 8, 2023 ODFW's Private Forest Accord Mitigation Advisory Committee meets online Aug. 9
August 7, 2023 Manulife Forest Management Lands in northeast Oregon closed due to fire danger
August 7, 2023 Survey shows Oregon’s Marine Reserves no drag on businesses’ bottom lines
August 4, 2023 Commission adopts MOU with the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde
August 4, 2023 South Coast opens for razor clam harvesting
August 3, 2023 Changes to some NE Oregon Travel Management Areas won't take effect for 2023 hunting seasons
August 2, 2023 ODFW's Oregon Conservation and Recreation Advisory Committee meets online August 7
August 2, 2023 Free pheasant hunts for youth hunters around the state in September – Register now!
 
July
 
July 31, 2023 Commission meets Aug. 4 in Salem to adopt 2024-25 Sport Fishing Regulations
July 31, 2023 Apply by Aug. 14 for North Coast position on the STEP Advisory Committee
July 28, 2023 All angling on North Umpqua River and tributaries closed July 31 – Nov. 30
July 26, 2023 Deschutes River to remain open for steelhead fishing thru at least Sept. 14 after key threshold met
July 26, 2023 All sturgeon fishing will close upstream of The Dalles Dam effective July 29
July 25, 2023 Halibut angling days added to Oregon Central Coast and Columbia River subareas
July 21, 2023 Rogue Pikeminnow Roundup begins Aug. 1; anglers could win prizes
July 20, 2023 Proposed 2024 sport Pacific halibut and bottomfish seasons topic of ODFW public meetings
July 17, 2023 Funding comes through for Phase 2 of Minam River Wildlife Area thanks to USDA, RMEF
July 17, 2023 Cannon Beach Reopens After cougar Leaves Haystack Rock
July 13, 2023 Cape Meares Lake treatment postponed
July 12, 2023 Invasive weed treatment at Cape Meares Lake July 13
July 12, 2023 July 27 public meeting to discuss Palensky Wildlife Area draft land management plan
July 11, 2023 Razor clamming closed July 15 – Sept. 30 on Clatsop beaches
July 10, 2023 Angling closure for Hagelstein Park set for July 17
July 07, 2023 ODFW to host online, in-person public meetings about 2024 Big Game Hunting Regulations
July 07, 2023 Portion of McKenzie River closes to salmon angling July 15-Dec. 31
July 05, 2023 Chance to comment on proposed changes for Oregon's Sport Fishing Regulations
July 05, 2023 ODFW's Oregon Conservation and Recreation Advisory Committee meets online July 10
July 05, 2023 ODFW seeks input on revised statewide Fish Passage Barrier Prioritization list
July 03, 2023 Marine Reserves Program, ocean acidification highlight new coastal survey
July 03, 2023 ODFW's Private Forest Accord Mitigation Advisory Committee will meet July 12
 
June
 
June 29, 2023 Leftover tags on sale July 1 at 10 a.m. - Tags drawn or already purchased can be exchanged for a leftover tag beginning July 2
June 29, 2023 Fall salmon regulations for coastal rivers announced: Alternative 2 selected, allowing for additional harvest in some rivers
June 28, 2023 Columbia River summer Chinook fishing closed as of July 1
June 28, 2023 Holiday low tide series means one last chance for good razor clamming on Clatsop beaches
June 26, 2023 Anglers relish catching data for research in Oregon’s Marine Reserves Program
June 16, 2023 Commission expands cooperation with Tribes
June 16, 2023 ODFW Fish Passage and Screening Task Force meets in Bend on June 23
June 16, 2023 OHRC Board to meet in Alsea on June 27
June 15, 2023 Proposals for fall salmon seasons in coastal rivers announced
June 12, 2023 Commission meets in Newport June 15-16 to expand cooperation with Tribes
June 9, 2023 Torn fins, embedded hooks mark spawning salmon and steelhead returning to Oregon hatcheries
June 7, 2023 Beach goers asked to keep away from resting seals and sea lions
June 5, 2023 Klamath River angling regulations proposed changes for 2024; Public meeting June 8 at fairgrounds
June 2, 2023 Opportunity increases for recreational Pacific halibut anglers
June 2, 2023 June 14 webinar on fall salmon outlook in coastal rivers, potential regulations
June 2, 2023 ODFW's Oregon Conservation and Recreation Advisory Committee meets online June 5
June 1, 2023 June 13 webinar on new Mule Deer Plan covers mule deer migration/connectivity, economic and social values
June 1, 2023 June 1 begins temporary angling restrictions on Umpqua River
June 1, 2023 Spearfishing and bait use for smallmouth bass temporarily allowed on Coquille River system
June 1, 2023 Lookingglass Creek opens June 3 for spring Chinook fishing
 
May
 
May 31, 2023 Salmon and steelhead fishing closed as of June 1 on Columbia River; reopens June 16
May 31, 2023 ODFW to host free family fishing event at Gnat Creek Hatchery in Clatskanie on June 3
May 26, 2023 Cole Rivers Hatchery fish loss
May 26, 2023 ODFW to host family fishing event at Trask Hatchery June 3
May 26, 2023 ODFW to lock Greens Bridge gate in Jefferson June 1
May 26, 2023 A section of the central coast reopens to razor clamming
May 25, 2023 Large snapping turtle located in Harrisburg
May 25, 2023 ODFW to host meeting on weed management at Cape Meares Lake
May 24, 2023 Bear captured and euthanized after attacking man in Mt Emily Recreation Area near La Grande; victim is recovering
May 24, 2023 11 days of spring Chinook fishing added below Bonneville Dam, May 25-June 4
May 23, 2023 Fish, clam and crab for free during Free Fishing Weekend June 3-4
May 18, 2023 Cancellation of May 20 St Louis Ponds family fishing event
May 17, 2023 24th annual family fishing event and carnival coming to Waldport
May 17, 2023 Six days of spring Chinook fishing added on mainstem Columbia River, May 19-24
May 16, 2023 Poachers pay $15,000 for shooting two black bear cubs
May 15, 2023 ODFW to host family fishing event at Hebo Lake May 20
May 15, 2023 Marine Reserves Program unlocking secrets of ocean temperatures, oxygen levels
May 12, 2023 Recreational crabbing now open coastwide
May 12, 2023 Don't kidnap young wildlife and take away their best chance of survival
May 11, 2023 ODFW and WSU seek volunteers to help monitor Sierra Nevada Red Fox in Central Cascades
May 10, 2023 ODFW's Private Forest Accord Mitigation Advisory Committee will meet online May 17
May 10, 2023 Coastal residents and visitors: be BearWise
May 9, 2023 ODFW hosts family fishing event at Sheridan Pond on May 13

May 5, 2023

States set 2023 Columbia River summer/fall salmon and steelhead seasons
May 5, 2023 North coast reopens to razor clamming
May 4, 2023 ODFW Salmon and Trout Advisory Committee to meet May 18-19 in Sisters and online
May 3, 2023 Controlled and Premium hunt deadline is Monday, May 15
May 2, 2023 Commercial Fisheries Permit Board meets May 9
May 1, 2023 A portion of the South Coast is closed to recreational crabbing; commercial crab evisceration notice issued
May 1, 2023 ODFW to host family fishing event in Eugene May 6
May 1, 2023 ODFW's Access and Habitat board seeks regional hunter and landowner representatives in Eastern Oregon
May 1, 2023 ODFW to host family fishing event at Vernonia Lake May 6
 
April
 
April 28, 2023 Rogue-South Coast winter steelhead fishing season ends; time for anglers to report
April 27, 2023 ODFW's Oregon Conservation and Recreation Advisory Committee meets online May 1
April 24, 2023 ODFW hosts Family Fishing Event at Devils Lake April 29
April 21, 2023 Commission accepts petition to consider listing Southern Resident killer whales as Endangered
April 20, 2023 ODFW statement; animal attack in Gold Hill
April 18, 2023 ODFW's Private Forest Accord Mitigation Advisory Committee will meet April 19
April 14, 2023 Commission meets April 20-21 in Welches
April 14, 2023 Potential record bull trout caught and released in Lake Billy Chinook (photo available)
April 13, 2023 Additional wolverine sighting and tracks confirmed in Central Cascades
April 13, 2023 ODFW announces opening of spring Chinook fishery in Hells Canyon April 22
April 11, 2023 April 18 webinar on summer steelhead management in the Columbia River Basin
April 10, 2023 April 17 webinar on ODFW Mule Deer Plan revision
April 10, 2023 New study to look at non-market values of Oregon’s Marine Reserves
April 7, 2023 Recreational ocean salmon fishing set to open coastwide in Oregon beginning mid-June
April 7, 2023 Hebo Lake family fishing event postponed until May 20
April 6, 2023 Ashland residents: it's time to be BearWise
April 6, 2023 ODFW awarded grant to research and create proactive solutions to marine mammal disease threats
April 4, 2023 States extend recreational spring Chinook season below Bonneville Dam through Tuesday, April 11
April 3, 2023 Spring Chinook fishing open April 15-June 30 in Hood River, no season on Deschutes River
 
March
 
March 31, 2023 ODFW's Conservation and Recreation Fund Advisory Committee will meet April 3
March 29, 2023 Spring bear hunters: Tag sale deadline is March 31
March 28, 2023 Smelt fishery on Sandy River opens March 30 for first time since 2015
March 27, 2023 Poacher gets jail time, tipster gets reward
March 22, 2023 Wolverine sighted along Columbia River near Portland
March 21, 2023 Learn more about Oregon's changing ocean at free event in Newport
March 17, 2023 Commission prohibits use of light boats in market squid fishery
March 17, 2023 Marine Reserves hook-and-line surveys head to Garibaldi, Port Orford in 2023
March 16, 2023 Subject mortally wounds at least four elk after shooting into herd
March 14, 2023 Oregon ocean salmon fisheries affected by California's low forecasted returns
March 13, 2023 Youth turkey hunting clinics on April 1 in Central Point and Tygh Valley – Register Now!
March 10, 2023 Fish Restoration and Enhancement Board to meet in Salem March 23-24
March 10, 2023 Commission meets March 17 in Salem
March 8, 2023 ODFW's Private Forest Accord Mitigation Advisory Committee will meet March 15
March 7, 2023 ODFW announces 2024 annual wildlife art contest
March 7, 2023 OHRC Board to meet in Alsea on March 15
March 3, 2023 Commission meets in Executive Session March 8
March 3, 2023 ODFW to host informational meeting March 7 for 2023 coastal salmon season on the North Coast
 
February
 
February 28, 2023 ODFW's Conservation and Recreation Advisory Committee will meet March 6
February 28, 2023 Another invasive Cuban treefrog found in plants shipped to Oregon (photos available)
February 27, 2023 Offshore longleader gear fishery bag limit increases to 15 fish per day beginning March 1
February 22, 2023 Initial Columbia River recreational spring Chinook seasons set
February 17, 2023 Commission hears update on Governor's Recommended Budget and adopts rules to allow grass carp stocking in Devils Lake
February 17, 2023 ODFW Fish Passage Task Force will meet in Salem Feb. 24
February 14, 2023 Free Fishing President's Day Weekend, Feb. 18-19
February 10, 2023 ODFW marine scientists secure research grant funding
February 10, 2023 Commission meets Feb. 16-17 in Portland, will host reception at Pacific NW Sportsmen's Show Thursday afternoon
February 8, 2023 C2 Cattle Ranch Youth Turkey Hunt Drawing Now Open
February 8, 2023 Landowner representative sought for Access and Habitat board, Southwest Oregon
February 7, 2023 Commercial Fisheries Permit Board meets Feb. 15
February 3, 2023 ODFW's Conservation and Recreation Advisory Committee will meet Feb. 6
February 2, 2023 Coastwide recreational ocean and bay crabbing reopened; south coast evisceration order lifted in commercial Dungeness crab.
February 1, 2023 New leadership at ODFW's Marine Resources Program
 
January
 
January 31, 2023 OHRC Board Announces 2023-2025 Research Project Funding
January 31, 2023 Two rod validation allowed in the Willamette River starting March 1 below the Falls, April 16 above
January 31, 2023 ODFW's Conservation and Recreation fund Winter 2023 grant cycle now open
January 31, 2023 Webinar on changes to STEP program rules Feb. 9 at 6 p.m.
January 27, 2023 Public meeting for sport Pacific halibut anglers
January 26, 2023 Southern portion of Oregon's commercial Dungeness crab fishery opens
January 26, 2023 ODFW's Private Forest Accord Mitigation Advisory Committee will meet on Feb. 1
January 25, 2023 Report deer and elk tags by Jan. 31 or face $25 penalty - New this year, report via the MyODFW app
January 24, 2023 Sturgeon retention closing in The Dalles and John Day pools this week
January 23, 2023 ODFW's Conservation and Recreation fund Winter 2023 grant cycle opens Jan. 30
January 20, 2023 Changes to recreational crabbing domoic acid closure boundaries
January 17, 2023 ODFW seeks nominees to represent Oregon on Pacific Fisheries Management Council
January 13, 2023 Commission hears from Tribes on North Umpqua hatchery steelhead decision
January 11, 2023 OHRC Board to meet virtually on Jan. 20
January 10, 2023 Sturgeon retention closed in Bonneville Pool as of Jan. 12
January 9, 2023 New leader takes helm of the Oregon Marine Reserves Program
January 6, 2023 Oregon's commercial Dungeness crab fishery opens Jan. 15 from Cape Falcon to Cape Arago
January 6, 2023 Commission meets Jan. 13 in Salem
January 6, 2023 Immediate change to recreational ocean and bay crabbing: domoic acid closes south coast
January 5, 2023 Pacific halibut commercial and recreational charter vessels: permits now available through NOAA Fisheries, earlier deadlines apply
January 5, 2023 Coastwide recreational ocean and bay crabbing reopened
January 4, 2023 Nearly $10 million in grants to fund fish screening and passage projects available – Apply by Jan. 31
January 4, 2023 ODFW's Conservation and Recreation Advisory Committee will meet on Jan. 9
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